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ceiling crisis rather appears to have been averted, at least for now. a bill suspending the debt limit is headed to the senate. the house passed the measure yesterday. it allows the treasury to exceed its borrowing limit through may 18th and the president says he'll sign the legislation. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill today. she'll introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place at his confirmation hearing. yesterday clinton spent more than 5 1/2 hours testifying before congress about the siege of the u.s. consulate in libya. she faced tough aggressive questions about the attacks which left four americans dead. margaret brennan reports. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: in her opening statement, the usually reserved hillary clinton said that for her the benghazi tragedy is personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughter, and the wives lef
report. we do continue to climb higher. lawmakers coded to suspend the debt ceiling -- lawmakers voted to suspend the debt ceiling. netflix was about 30% higher in the pre-market. they signed about two million subscribers in the past quarter. debt collectors are tracking people on facebook and twitter. new restrictions on how debt collectors can be allowed to contact you. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> said here is tony. tehre yhere you go. >> we had a clipper storm come through last night. it is not a lot of snow but there could be some slippery spots. light snow at the airport. that to taper off within the next few hours. mostly sunny this afternoon. sunshine this afternoon and cold temperatures. >> good morning. secondary roads are worse than the primary roads. this is the westbound span of the bay bridge. the left lane is close with an accident. word of a crash was bound 100 at oakwood. westbound 70 at 29, continued problems because of a crash. 32 eastbound, another
well, it's under cutting their own ideas. take for instance, raising the debt ceiling. something that everyone agrees need to be done. well, good news. by a vote of 285-144 today the house passed a bill raising the debt ceiling until may. but due to a provision that would withhold congressional pay if a budget isn't approved this year. 111 democrats voted against raiding the debt ceiling calling that provision a gimmick. however, it goes well beyond the house. today senator dick durbin revealed the democrats don't have the 51 votes necessary to reinstitute the talking filibuster even through the so-called nuclear option, even though everyone seems to want it. the last hope in filibuster reform is harry reid's great compromise of needing 41 votes to maintain a filibuster but i'm confident that the democrats will find some way to back down from that, too. joining me now the only one and only michael tomasky. starting with the debt ceiling. 111 democrats voted against raising the debt ceiling. was this all about the no budget no pay provision are the democrats trying to stick it to
the house of representatives today passed the no budget, no pay, 3 month extension of the debt ceiling, speaker boehner, winning the support of most of his majority as well as 85 democrats for the bill. the speaker embraced congressman paul ryan's new plan to balance the budget in 10 year period. in contrast, partisanship on parade. chamber trying to figure out what clinton knew and when she knew it. no answers were forth coming, and the secretary assumed either no knowledge or no blame over the course of 5 hours of testimony before the senate foreign relations committee and the house foreign affairs committee. this was her reaction to republican senator ron johnson when he questioned her on the administration's false narrative in days and weeks after terrorists killed ambassador christopher stevens and 3 other americans. >> we were mislead, there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, that was -- ascertained of that not the fact. and american people could have known that. >> with all due respect, we had 4 dead americans, it was because of a protestor guys out for a
interesting note on the republicans. on the other hand they caved on the debt ceiling. so why did they cave on the debt ceiling. we have an expert on that. i think that's really interesting, and what do they plan to do on the budget fights instead. and then there is an unbelievable documentary on how wall street got away with clear criminal action. it's a devastating story. i can't wait to share it. >> jennifer: all right. cenk uygur "young turks" at the top of the hour. thanks, cenk. >> thank you. >> jennifer: now we're going to turn to a story about equality. located in the nation's capitol, washington national cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, and the second largest in the united states. it was built in 1792. it is magnificent. it has hosted many important events. it is also a place where local d.c. resident goes to pray and baptize their children and get married. and now for the first time in the institution's more than 200-year history, gay couples can officially get married at the cathedral too. here to tell us about this exciting development is
's as long as the country contains its fiscal crisis including the debt ceiling and fiscal growth. the imf has mained growth outlook for the japanese economy for 1.2% this year. they were warned about the risks of accumulating debt without consolidation measures. >> when the countries start with ray otio of debt to gdp, in bot cases it's much above. we vowed a clear plan for fiscal consolidation over the next five, ten years, it seems to many to be quite dangerous to increase the fiscal deficit. >> the u.s. house of representatives have agreed to raise the debt ceiling until may 18th. the bill will prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. the bill passed the house on wednesday ter t republican majority changed its stance. republicans said they would not approve the bill unless the government made more cuts to social programs. republicans had public criticism that they were not consider the markets on a financial default. john boehner said to show the american people that it would move to balance the budget. >> they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have
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is prevalent, and the debt ceiling debate is going to further erode consumer confidence, people will not spend, and the rally might be in jeopardy. i'm a real basking of hopefulness and positivity. >> thank you so much. the unions, lou dobbs weighs in on dwindling union membership, but to the point, there's a rally holding on, but a rally nonetheless. >> that's right. the s&p right now, which was above 1500, 1502 to be exact a short time ago, back to the levels we saw in 2007. we're trying to hang on to the rally, but thinking the dow was up more than a hundred points, and now it's up 3 dlsh 4 -- 41. >> will the markets hold on despite with what's going on with apple breaking down? clinging to green, approached the 1500 level not seen in years. if we end higher, that's the 7th consecutive day of gains, the longest winning streak in more than six years for the s&p. >> and no longer the apple of wall street's eye. it pummeledded as they posted the fourth most profitable company ever. >> the state of the unions, organized work falling to new low levels. >> in all is fair in love and hair? where m
the rally, news that washington lawmakers passed a short term debt ceiling deal. the u.s. house of representatives gave the okay to a republican plan to suspend the debt limit until may 19. democrats in the senate now say they'll pass it too. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the debt ceiling suspension came with a couple strings attached. if senate democrats don't pass a budget-- something they haven't done for four years-- members of congress won't get paid until they do. >> this bill simply says, "congress, do your job." when i grew up in wisconsin, if you had a job and you did the work, then you got paid. if you didn't do the work, you didn't get paid. it's that simple. >> house democrats called the pay ploy a gimmicknd saia 90 day reprieve from default simply moves the crisis back. >> for the last two years, we've heard from our republican colleagues economic uncertainty is bad for the economy. guess what? it is. and yet that's exactly what you are doing. another big dose of economic uncertainty. >> reporter: republicans shifted gears on the debt ceiling after a strategy s
will not consider another debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget the reader not going to keep raising the debt ceiling at indicating that there will be steep cuts said. what is the chance of that? >> well, i hope the is right, but i fear he is wrong. i think that the current mood of the country is more sympathetic to the president and the democrats' perspective, which is that we don't really have a serious spending problem. we have a minor spending problem we can do with a little bit. we can raise taxes on high-income households a little bit more and we don't have to make fundamental cuts in entitlements. i think that's wrong. i think we have to make substantial cuts in entitlements. we should make substantial cuts in many other components of expenditure as well, defense and nondefense in that trying to address our long term fiscal situation with higher taxes is is going to destroy the economy. gerri: democrats are beating the drum on this already. anyone you listen to from that side of the house is really talking about higher taxes. republicans and conservatives in general li
for the economy? >> it's very dangerous. if you bump not national debt ceiling even if as critics say the secretary of the treasury can prioritize payments and make the payments on the national debt, the government's going to be a deadbeat on something. it's bills to contractors, its salary obligations, something will happen and at least we've got that off the table for a few months. >> washington does this all the time. they have these short-term fixes. how do you feel about thoughs? >> it's better than nothing. what is the alternative, a government shutdown as we may be facing at the end of march. so if they keep doing these short-term fixes, at least we're not having a calamity. the problem, of course, is the longer you delay a lot of these things, the harder it gets. >> so put politic as side, what is the solution to this budget and debt cries snis. >> well, you remember bill clinton at the convention said arithmetic. it comes down to arithmetic. we've got this yawning gap between what the government takes in and what it spends. and realistically you've got to pov both ends this i
early peeks at 2016 fights. >>> republican reset, with a short-term debt ceiling deal in motion, speaker boehner and paul ryan talk tough on the party's path forward. this morning, we'll talk to another top house republican, georgia's tom price, about the challenges ahead. >>> and the 2012 campaign saw ron paul's supporters get inside the nominating system to buck the establishment. now party leaders might face a fight on new rules put in place at the convention, to shore up the establishment and prevent the next insurgent, rand paul, say, in 2016? good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 24th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. apologies for the gravelly voice. i have beyonce's lip syncer standing by, shall i need her. anyway, let's get right to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state hillary clinton will be back on the hill today for what is likely to be her last appearance before congress as america's top diplomat. she'll introduce her likely successor, senator john kerry, whose confirmation begins just about an hour from now. three weeks after he
said we will raise the debt ceiling for a couple months and, you know, there you go. we haven't gotten any of the real work done? >> it was a short-term punt but i think it was pretty shrewd move by the republicans because you can't default on our debt. if interest rates went up even slightly the amount of interest we would have to pay on our $16 trillion debt would be enormous. you can't do that. it would be shooting ourself in the foot. they tried closing down the government back in the 1990s. that didn't didn't work too well. they're focusing on what is called the sequester, which are across the board spending reductions. that's where i think they will make their stand. we'll have a good robust debate about the level of spending we'll have in this country. the cuts in the sequester are too much for the pentagon for republicans to like. that will be focus rather than having republicans blamed for defaulting on the debt or shutting down the government. that was a shrewd move on their part. melissa: everybody talks about we need to get entitlement spending uncontrol. we need to balance
the debt ceiling. >> the ayes are 245, the nays, 144. >> up until now, they have been about politics. >> the american people won't accept an increase in the debt limit without significant spending cuts. >> if we don't cut spending. >> it hands the president his second major win. >> republicans have come to our new majority to fix what is wrong. >> there is an amazing amount of soul-searching going on. >> my friends it was a puke fest. >> they blinked, we welcomed the outcome of their retreat. >> nothing exposes congressional ignorance and incompetent actions better than a congressional hearing. you actually have to know something to sound impressive in a congressional hearing. it is not just reading speeches, it is interactive. asking a question of the chairman of the federal reserve or making any kind of statement to him when he is actually there to respond is a grand opportunity to look and sound like an idiot. an opportunity that many senators and house members have taken over the years. witnesses at congressional hearings in the house and the senate tend to know a little more, in
the debt ceiling until may 19, then resetting the cap to cover any borrowing over the current limit-- $16.4 trillion. and for now, republicans will not force immediate spending cuts. the party's new strategy would achieve that goal by forcing congress to pass a budget. house budget committee chair-- and last year's vice presidential nominee-- paul ryan. >> here's the point, we have a law, it's called the budget act, it requires that congress passes a budget by april 15. all we're saying is, "congress, follow the law, do your work, budget. and the reason for this extension is so we can have the debate we need to have." >> ifill: as added incentive, the house bill says, if there is no budget, then lawmakers won't get paid. after it passed today by a bipartisan vote of 285 to 144, speaker boehner said he's optimistic that will happen. >> if both chambers have a budget. democrat budget from the senate, republican from the house now you've got competing visions, for how we address this problem. out of those competing visions, we're going to find some common ground. >> ifill: but house minority
a debt ceiling bill doing nothing but pushing of the problem until making the can down the road. and new york congressman sat -- has me upset tonight. they're going to want to you this. stay with us. albrecht, he could not be more wrong. ♪ gerri: to people in the south cling to their guns and religion? is that part of the country something we need to ♪ gerri: i have to tell you, nothing, nothing gets under my skin faster than and new yorker calling out the south which is exactly what happened recently in a tv interview. new york congressman telling the most other states should adopt gun laws exactly like the one passed in the state of new york. >> new york, it's a little different and more progressive and a lot of areas and some other states. some of the southern areas of cultures that we have to overcome. gerri: cultures that we have to overcome. all right. i forgot. the south is still a backwater to new york. the region languishes in a post antebellum haze of poverty and backwardness. in truth, my friends, the south has benefited from long-term strategies of keeping out unions and
that connecting debt ceiling votes and budget negotiations -- connecting debt ceiling votes and budget negotiations was something he said that -- quote -- "we had never done in our history until we did it last year." well, that statement is false. frankly, we shouldn't be talking about responsible spending reform every time we debate any measure in congress that involves spending money. we should seniorly do it when we're debating borrowing more money. the debt limit has been used at least 20 times in the past 60 years specifically tied to debating fiscal reform. for example, in 1954, congress passed a temporary increase specifically as a way to control future finances. in 1967, the house actually defeated a debt limit increase so that it could force president johnson to quit using some of the budget tricks that he had been using. in 1970, the debate over the debt limit included amendments to cut defense spend, impose a spending cap, and freeze congressional pay until congress passed a balanced budget. in 1983, congress actually defeated a debt limit increase bill. senator russell long
right now as far as the debt ceiling goes. >> what's that do to economic growth. i mean, many economists say, you know, the debt ceiling debate, no matter what the fiscal cliff deal, take your pick, is going to shave half a percent of gdp in the first quarter of 2013. >> you know what, this is going to sound terrible, i don't put faith in what economists said. over the past two years, going into two double dip recessions. never came about. they don't have a handle on what's going on. investor and consumer confidence is better than anticipated. we'll do well. >> washington, we need tome -- to keep it going. a lot happening now in the oil market, especially with wti, michael, and in particular, the seaway, unclogging, if you will, of crude supplies another inventory build on our hands do you think? >> you know, tell you what, cheryl, i was with traders over the week, and we had customers on a ski trip in colorado, sat down, and talk about things, and, you know, the market, and the other two talking about this, there's confidence going forward, the markets going higher, commodity prices hig
. and house nearly three months to raise the debt ceiling. >> look, i understand why they want to move the initiative forward and i think there is some strategicty to the way they're doing it it and i believe the second part the of it it, congress shouldn't get paid unless a budget is passed. no one wants to miss a paycheck certainly, but i think it's a very valid point and i think that it's not unfair to say to the people if you're not going to do your job, you shouldn't get paid. >> greta: and we keep getting these, like goal posts and mile posts and three more months. >> absolutely. >> greta: six more months and another excuse-- >> in fairness, i think it's the house. if they believed they could pass a bill out of house that not only dealt with the debt limit, but with our debt problem and passed out of the senate and signed by the president they would do it in a heartbeat. that's not what they're facing. they want facing a president that wants unconditional limits and the senate hasn't passed a budget in days. i think they're trying to make the best of a bad situation. absolutely w
on capitol hill from secretary of state hillary clinton today. and remember the debt ceiling thing that everybody has been fighting about for months. that finally happened today. the stealth story that we have been covering about republicans in the states changing the rules for presidential elections to make it harder for democratic candidates to win, that story moved forward today in a big way, and is getting increasing national attention. there is a lot going on. this was a big news day. we're going to be getting to all of that. but none of those stories were the biggest, most surprising thing that happened on this big, surprising day of news. that story is our lead story tonight, and it starts here. this is a medal of honor ceremony. the highest award our country gives for valor. president clinton here bestowing the medal of honor on vernon baker, whose medal of honor citation explains his acts of extraordinary heroism and daring leadership in an attack on a fortified gothic italian castle in world war ii. by the end of the war, that was considered to be one of the last lines of
the debt ceiling. but that's not the case. they just sort of stalled everything. >> they're not going to enforce the debt limit. >> so now you have three months to work behind the scenes. >> that big number $16. 4 trillion, by they expect to hit in the middle of february. so the deal is not to borrow more, the limit is still $16.4, they're just not going to enforce the rule until mid may. interesting politics there. >>> equality comes to the battlefield today when the pentagon lifts its ban on women serving on the front lines. the change opens the way for thousands of female service members to serve in combat and elite commando units and increase their chances of moving into the highest military ranks. >>> there could be a break in the case of a philadelphia pediatrician who was strangled and burned. sources say an exterminator is being questioned. the body of melissa katanuti was found tied up and set on fire in her basement monday. the suspect was seen on surveillance tape near the home. >>> in new hampshire, a baby girl is on the road to recovery two weeks after a freak accident ne
the debt ceiling until the middle of may. senate democrats say they will pass the bill soon and the white house says president obama will not veto it. the debt ceiling is the limit on how much the feds can borrow. republican leaders were refusing to raise it without an equal amount of spending cuts. but the bill they just passed has a new ultimatum for the house and the senate. no budget, no pay. carl cameron in the d.c. newsroom tonight. how is this supposed to break the gridlock? >> hey, shep. it's basically a two-part deal. the first says by april 15th, both the house and the senate each have to pass a budget that balances in 10 years. should either chamber fail then its members paychecks can't be delayed. they can't stop it constitutionally they have to get paid. the other part suspends enforcement of the federal debt limit until may 19th, at which point it will increase retroactively without any offset in spending cuts. here is how speaker john boehner summed it up today. >> you know, the premise here is pretty simple. it says that there should be no long-term increase in the debt li
payne sick you. don't like this. >> absolutely not. i think the debt ceiling punt was the latest example of this. the president says, if we don't do this the market is going to implode and congress puts its tail between it legs. i haven't heard anything from s&p or moodies who say we want the debt ceiling to go higher. everybody watching this show who has cut back 0, government has to learn how to do the same thing. it's cowardly in washington to continue to hide behind the notion that we're going to collapse overnight as a nation if we don't keep spending ourselves to death. >> i agree. congressmen have basically sent a message that today is not the day we're going to stop spending our children's and grandchildren's money, and charles is exactly right. the reason why our credit got downgraded is because of our out of control spending and out of control debt. the fiscal cliff deal even we just witnessed, it's such -- added four trillion dollars to our deficit over the next ten years. so, congress is not serious about reigning in spending and that's exactly when the we need to too. >> but
to the debt ceiling and saying another policy error could be a big market hit. what do you mean by that? >> we look can't think we are still in this leveraging scenario. it is not over. debt levels are still high in the u.s. and many developing economies. we have to bring those down to create a nice fundamental situation. that provides a lot of opportunity for policymakers to make mistakes or mess things up. and the extension in front of -- a sequester coming. the extension of the budgets for the coming year, in europe we still have spain refinancing 20% of gdp in debt, more than enough opportunities, that is not a best case. >> you are talking about the united states, the worst enemy at this point. to get these jobless claims at week 5-year lows, nice to see but if unemployment is at 10%, in range for 2013, and it will take 1/2% of of the gdp, no jobs, don't even have an economic recovery and no jobs. >> not necessarily a bad economy, we are in an okay economy, not great because 1/2%, from a fiscal austerity coming through the pike, the job situation is improving gradually, housing is and i s
on senate democrats to make a move on the debt ceiling. joining us this morning, senator bob casey, a democrat of pennsylvania, vice chairman of the joint economic committee. senator, good morning to you. >> good morning. good to be with you. >> so the house says no budget, no one gets paid. you have introduced legislation if there's a shutdown, no one gets paid. why don't we stop paying everybody and just call it a day? >> well, look, i think it's important that we have measures introduced to hold folks accountable for what i think would be irresponsible behavior to allow default. but i think we are moving the right direction now. there is action by the house, there's a positive step. we have to build on t but i think it will pass. and it give, i think, some certainty on this specific question of the debt ceiling and the question of default, because we know from 2011, the adverse impact 2,000 points in the -- that the dow lost. we know the consumer confidence took a six-month hit because of the debt ceiling fight. so, to take that off the table as a big washington fight helps a lo
our plan. he pays attention to that? jillion dollars increase in the debt ceiling is out there. with president obama with his skills, if he calls together side tad and says here's my plan to save medicare. here's a plan to save medicaid. here's my plan to fix the debt. i want bipartisan support to do that. at first because it's a difficult issue, everybody will say we can't do it that way and then we'll sit down and talk and come up with the result. i think the republican leader has shown he is prepared and willing to do that. he sat there, done it on other issues. i don't allow us the rest of us can do to show that. so what i'm trying to respectfully say today is much if anything to the president of the united states is congratulations on your inauguration. i was there prior to participate for a chance to stay for a minute and a half where we celebrate for the 57th time the inauguration of an american president. we celebrate because our country is distinguished from most other countries in the world a peaceful transition or reaffirmation. we have our political contest and the
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